Healthy Recipe: Patty’s Low Carb Beef Meat loaf
My clients often think that eating healthy means eating things that aren’t tasty. This meat loaf recipe proves this theory wrong – it’s a must try for anyone wanting a low carb tasty meal.
Before we get in to the recipe I just wanted to clarify one thing…
We’re not talking about this meat loaf…
we’re talking about this meat loaf!
Ingredients (a.k.a. shopping list!)
Serves 7 people
1kg extra lean beef mince
1 onion finely chopped
3 medium carrots (or 1.5 large carrots), grated
1 zucchini (medium), coarsely grated
1/2 cup rolled oats (wholegrain)
7 tablespoons of organic pasta sauce
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 tablespoon of mixed Italian herbs
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1/2 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
Serve with mixed salad leaves or steamed vegetables
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and lightly grease a meat loaf pan.
Get a mixing bowl then add the following ingredients: extra lean mince, carrot, zucchini, oats, organic pasta sauce, garlic, herbs – as well as some salt and pepper. Combine all the ingredients to make sure that there is an even mix throughout.
Put the mixed ingredients in to the meat loaf pan using your hands and pack it to the edges.
Once the oven has been pre-heated, place the meat loaf tray in the oven for 1 hour (or until you see the meat loaf shrinking away from the edge of the meat loaf tin)
Remove the meat loaf from the oven and tip out any excess liquid from the bottom of the pan. Leave it to sit on the kitchen bench for 10 mins.
Get your kitchen scales out and slice the meat loaf to make sure that you create 7 equal serves of the meat loaf. If you’re sharing the meat loaf with your partner (it’s tough to share this one, it tastes so good!!) – females should have a smaller serve (around 120g) and for you boys around 150g.
Place the sliced meat loaf in to containers for your lunch with some salad or veggies or on to a dinner plate if you’re ready to eat it straight away.
If you’ve made extra you can place them in a container, individually wrapped in foil and pop the container in to the freezer so it can last throughout the week for you.
Calories & Macronutrients
Modifications to the recipe (choose your own adventure!)
Add chilli for a metabolic kick
Turn the meat loaf in to meat balls. Makes for a quick and easy breakfast if you’re willing to try the Meat and Nut breakfast